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VDXA is not a typo

Okay, since everyone keeps asking about this....

The "VDXA" in the "Enable 3D video filter acceleration (VDXA)" option in VirtualDub's Preferences dialog is not a typo. It stands for VirtualDub eXternal Acceleration and is an additional API I added in 1.9.3 to allow video filters to use Direct3D 9. However, for some reason everyone keeps confusing it with DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA), which is an entirely different API for video decoding acceleration in Windows, which is completely separate and which VirtualDub doesn't use.


This blog was originally open for comments when this entry was first posted, but was later closed and then removed due to spam and after a migration away from the original blog software. Unfortunately, it would have been a lot of work to reformat the comments to republish them. The author thanks everyone who posted comments and added to the discussion.